Which pharmacies are open in South Tyneside on New Year's Day?

Pharmacies can help with less-serious complaints, which may save a trip to your GP or A&E department.
Pharmacies can help with less-serious complaints, which may save a trip to your GP or A&E department.

Patients are being urged to stock up on medication for the New Year weekend.

NHS England is urging people to carefully consider their health needs and stock up on medicines or prescriptions they might need.

People are urged to stock up on urgent medication and prescriptions before Christmas.

People are urged to stock up on urgent medication and prescriptions before Christmas.

And they advise anyone with a non-emergency health issue to see a pharmacist or make an appointment to see a GP, or call NHS 111, rather than attending A&E.

Although some GP practices are closed, a new scheme to improve patient access means people in the North East will be able to see a GP in the evening, over the weekend and bank holidays.

Here's a guide to which pharmacies are open and when:

ASDA PHARMACY, North Road, Boldon Colliery, NE35 9AR, 0191 537 4700

Many pharmacies will be operating reduced hours, or be closed all together.

Many pharmacies will be operating reduced hours, or be closed all together.

New Year's Day: 9am-6pm.

ASDA PHARMACY, Coronation Street, South Shields, NE33 1AZ, 0191 275 8030

New Year's Day: 10am-6pm.

ASHCHEM CHEMISTS, 96 Boldon Lane, South Shields, NE34 0BY, 0191 455 3222

New Year's Day: Closed.

BOOTS, Unit 1, 49-61 King Street, South Shields, NE33 1DA, 0191 456 0616.

New Year's Day: Closed.

D.L. Carter & Son Ltd, 114-116 Fowler Street, South Shields, NE33 1PZ, 0191 455 2812

New Year's Day: Closed.

Flagg Court Pharmacy, Flagg Court Health Centre, South Shields, 0191 456 5412

New Year's Day: Closed

J DINNING (JARROW) LTD, Mayfield Medical Centre, Park Road, Jarrow, NE32 5SE, 0191 489 7257

New Year's Day: Closed.

MORRISONS PHARMACY, 20 Viking Precinct, Jarrow, NE32 3LQ, 0191 489 8534

New Year's Day: 10am-4pm.

WHITELEAS PHARMACY, 176 Whiteleas Way, Whiteleas, South Shields, NE34 8HF, 0191 536 2830

New Year's Day: 8pm-10pm.

* For parents and carers, the NHS child health app is an excellent source of information and advice and it is free to download. It can help you recognise when your child is ill and gives guidance on when and where to seek further treatment. You can download it from Google Play or Apple’s App Store.

** People can access information about walk-in centres, urgent care centres or minor injuries units by calling 111 or logging onto The NHS Choices website www.nhs.uk. Type in your postcode to find your nearest services.